Welcome to InKing Royalty’s June Blog Hop! During this year’s blog hops, we are having fun with our stamping favorites – our favorite themes for seasonal cards and projects. This month’s projects feature stars. We are excited to share our creations with you today! After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.
I realized in thinking of my card and which direction to go that it definitely depends on the time of the year. For example if this were Winter my stars would have been Christmas related. So of course with this being Summer, I had to go with a Patriotic / July 4th type Star card.
I failed to mention that this is also a Fun Fold card. Here are open and then open again views.
To start this Star, I chose the Stitched Stars dies. I used the 3rd largest star and die cut it using Thick White cardstock. While I was cutting, I went ahead and did a few of the smaller stars as well. I chose Night of Navy and Merry Merlot from the Neutrals 6X6 DSP pack. Merry Merlot isn’t a normal Red I would choose, but I love the look now.
I cut the two colors of DSP into 1/4″ strips, leaving the length at 6″. Before beginning my gluing process I grabbed my Silicone Mat. This is a must have for glueing small items without making a mess (like I usually do!!) To layer, I wanted to be in the correct order of Red/White/Blue, but I didn’t think it needed to begin with Red. I glued the first blue piece a little bit down from the top and then added a red piece. For the White areas I layed a scrap piece of cardstock that was also cut 1/4″ and then bumped the blue up against it before removing it. This really was a fairly easy technique.
The Fun Fold
The base of the card is a regular cut of 5 1/2 X 8 1/2, scored at 4 1/4. I then cut off 1 1/4 from the front piece. The White layer on the front is cut 2 3/4 X 5 1/4 and stamped with stars from the Oval Occasions stamp set. I placed a regular inside layer of White also. The Merry Merlot layer is cut 4 X 7 and scored at 3 1/2. It is then centered on the inside of the card and folds over the front. The inside layer of the Merry Merlot is White cut to 3 1/4 X 3 3/4. The Night of Navy cardstock layer on the front beneath the Stars is also 3 1/4 X 3 3/4.
The stamped stars and the sentiment are from the Oval Occasions stamp set. The Double Oval Punch that is Bundled with this set is carrying over, but the stamp set is not. I hope you will give this set a second look as it is very versatile.
Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Candy Ford at Stamp Candy. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!
Thank you for hopping along with us. If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:
- Brian King at Stamp with Brian
- Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
- Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
- Renae Novak at Blessed by Cards
- Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
- Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
- Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping ← YOU ARE HERE
- Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
- Sheryl Abernathy at Elegant Sentiments
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Smile and Keep On Stamping,